Try the pan de muertos torta: bread of the dead at the Painted Burro.


By land or by sea, indoors and out, we have you covered for Halloween fun. Here’s the lowdown on some amazing parties and tasty treats.

Diá de Los Muertos
Head to the harbor for Rosa Mexicano’sDay of the Dead special menu, which runsall Halloween weekend. Try the guacamole de Granada with pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds; enchiladas de mole blanco — beef enchiladas with a white corn and pine nut mole; and the Flor de Mezcal cocktail made with Del Maguey Vida mescal, agave, orange and lime juices.It’s even garnished with a traditional marigold. 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston. 617-476-6122

In Davis Square, the Painted Burromarks the Day of the Dead beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27, with Scaryoke at 9 p.m. — an evening of karaokewith bonus points if you dress up like the artist whose music you’re performing. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., there’s Los Niños face painting during Burro’s brunch. No cover for events. 219 Elm St., Somerville, 617-776-0005,

Friday the Thirtieth


Halloween on the Harbor: This annual trek around the waterfront starts at Tamo Bistro and Bar in the Seaport Hotel. Ride a Duck Boat to several bars and restaurants in the Seaport District, ending at MJ O’Connor’s at the Westin Hotel for an after-party of dancing and costume contests.
7 p.m. $5,

In the North End, the Boston Ski and Sports Club HalloweenBash at The Living Room includes DJs and a costume contest. Buy tickets before Friday for access to the VIP hour which includes passed appetizers and drink specials.VIP Hour: 8:30 p.m. Party: 9:30 p.m. $20, BSSCmembers $15, party four-pack $60,101 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 617-723-5101,

At the W in the Theater District, DJ Lay Zboy provides the beats for the Haunted W Halloween party, which takes over the mezzanine level on both Friday and Saturday nights. Best costume winner receives a one-night stay at the hotel, and second place gets two freetickets to W Boston’s New Year’s Eve party.
9 p.m. $30. 100 Stuart St, Boston 617-261-8700.

The BigSpooktacular Night

On Halloween night, hop aboard the luxury Odyssey yacht for the Halloween Swing Jazz Dinner Cruise. A three-course prix fixe dinner is followed by dancing to Dan Gabel and the Abletones Swing Combo, a five-piece which plays 1930s and ‘40s big band standards. Gabel, who honedhis chops with theGlennMillerOrchestra, is a New England Conservatory alum. There’s also a costume contest so dress accordingly.Board 7 p.m. From $82.90 per person, 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 866-307-2469,

As usual, there’s plenty of rock both Upstairs and Downstairs at the Middle East, including Pink Talking Fish, billed as a “Hybrid tribute to Pink Floyd, Talking Heads & Phish,” which sounds like a nightmare but is probably mind-bogglingly cool.$20, 8 p.m.,

In Dorchester, dbar hosts the D-List Celebrity Halloween Party. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite D-List celebrity — ya know, Carrot Top, Janice Dickinson, Paris Hilton and Scott Disick. …You know the type. There will be prizes for the best costumes, DJs and drink specials. And you know how good the food is there, so book a table for dinner beforehand. 10 p.m. No cover charge,
1236 Dorchester Ave., 617-265-4490,

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